Disinfo: George Soros is planning a colour revolution in the US

Summary

George Soros is planning a colour revolution in the US. He has been financing destabilising and revolutionary movements aimed at overthrowing governments. He played a major role in the Rose Revolution in Georgia in 2003, in the organisation and financing of the Orange Revolution in Ukraine in 2004, and in the Euromaidan in 2014.

Disproof

The spontaneous onset of the Euromaidan protests was a reaction of large parts of the Ukrainian population to former President Yanukovych’s sudden departure from the Association Agreement with the European Union in November 2013. Similarly, the previous revolution in Ukraine and the Georgian revolution were driven by the desire of the people, as confirmed in subsequent elections. Repeating the conspiracy claims about George Soros that have been spread by Russian and pro-Kremlin outlets in the past couple of years, see e.g. https://euvsdisinfo.eu/the-all-powerful-mr-soros-2/ No evidence for any "colour revolution in the US" or Mr Soros's role in it.

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  • Reported in: Issue 122
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 13/10/2018
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: Georgia, US, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Colour revolutions, George Soros, Euromaidan
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Disproof

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Disproof

Trident Juncture: NATO wants to prevent Russia from utilising the Northeast passage

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Disproof

No evidence given. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about NATO's Trident Juncture exercise and the Arctic. Trident Juncture 2018 was a large NATO exercise held in Norway with around 50,000 participants from 30 NATO and partner countries. forsvaret.no/en/exercise-and-operations/exercises/nato-exercise-2018, NATO is a defensive alliance, whose purpose is to protect the member states. The Alliance poses no threat to any country and does not see an immediate military threat against any NATO ally. For background on NATO-Russia relations see here.